Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
119 MSWL
75 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

When I open for queries on 11/1 send me your realistic #middlegrade sister stories & brother stories. Show me sibs who are best friends! I’d love a real sibling adventure, and even better if you’re a #BIPOC author. #mswl

Léonicka
@leonicka
Literary Agent
Women like her can never be contained. | Proud member of @TheFOLD_ . Associate Agent at @TransLitAgency . Currently closed to queries. Opinions my own.
42 MSWL
34 AskAgent
4 Tips
Jemiscoe is CLOSED to QUERIES! 🍷
@Jemiscoe
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit -Adult, YA, MG, & Illustrators. Writer. Wife, #mother of 3, MFA grad, & former Asst. Director for film & TV. Closed to queries.
14 MSWL

Since I'm opening back up for queries tomorrow, I thought I'd share some--not all--of my #MSWL must-haves.

1st up, I want a pair of witchy sisters or witchy friends with ancestral magic wrestling angry restless spirits in a dark setting, like a swampy, marshy woodland.

Kayla Tostevin
@ktostevinbooks
Editor
Children's Editor @PageStreetKids (she/her)
1 MSWL

Hi all! I've been on the @pagestreetkids team for a while, most recently on the marketing/PR side, but I'm excited to announce I'm now a children's editor full time! Check out my brand new #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/kayl…

Cecilia Lyra
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. 💚🍀🐍 Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Literary Agent at The Rights Factory (she/her)
24 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I love novels that deal with female relationships. Think: best friends; mother-and-daughter(s); sisters (incl twins!); sisters-in-law; mother-in-law and daughter-in-law; and girlfriends. Bonus points above apply.

Carolina Ortiz
@pushthepanorama
Editor
🇨🇱❤️💜💙Associate Editor @HarperChildrens | @PocPub Co-Director | @LatinxinPub Mentorship Co-Director | Lover of bookstores y tequila | She/Her| Avi @emcormar
29 MSWL
5 AskAgent

Hey agent friends! I've been really craving some more middle grade submissions in my inbox. I love stories that focus on friendship, family, and culture--regardless of genre--with an eye towards projects by authors from the margins. Please send me your MGs 🙏🏼 #mswl

Meg-O-Lantern 🎃 ~ Open to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Kidlit Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/Her) • Latinx
83 MSWL
155 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

Countdown #MSWL Day 5:

Stories with quieter/more personal stakes are my jam. I'm a sucker for getting lost in a character as they try to figure things out with themselves or those around them.

Also if you have a friendship breakup story please send that my way!!!!

Amy Giuffrida is open to queries 🎃👻!!
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 She/her. #TheATeam
40 MSWL
38 AskAgent
Amy Giuffrida is open to queries 🎃👻!!
@kissedbyink
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @JDLitAgency Lover of books, Buffy, coffee, rescue dogs, and tattoos. 💀 She/her. #TheATeam
40 MSWL
38 AskAgent

Friends to enemies or enemies to friends where the two aren’t just fighting over some guy. Think Trinkets —which is so amazing and I need the new season now!

Alice S-H
@alibelle
Literary Agent
Literary agent. Dogs & books, mostly. Never knowingly out-lipsticked. Views my own. She/her. It's Alice, never Ali. No DM queries.
48 MSWL
21 AskAgent

Really feeling in the mood for some fantastic MG.
- Character-led
- Weird and wonderful worlds
- Joyous contemporary stories
- Epic adventures
- Strong friendships

Looking across novels, highly illustrated (particularly author-illustrator created) and graphic novels.

#mswl

Erin Clyburn
@erin_clyburn
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @JDLitAgency // Copy Editor @foodandwine // Southerner // hiking & horror movies // she/her
110 MSWL
6 AskAgent
18 Tips

I finished season two of Pen15 & I am shattered. I wouldn’t have gotten through middle school without my own ride-or-die, who is still my BFF today (check out these 7th grade math team nerds/soulmates). Please send me books about middle/HS friendships like Maya & Anna’s. #MSWL

rachel del grosso
@racheldelgrosso
Other
canadian in las vegas. associate publisher at @wisewolfbooks / @wolfpackpub . I pretty much talk about three things: writing, reading and john mayer.
1 MSWL
Meg-O-Lantern 🎃 ~ Open to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Kidlit Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/Her) • Latinx
83 MSWL
155 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips
Meg-O-Lantern 🎃 ~ Open to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Kidlit Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Former #Pitchwars Mentor • (She/Her) • Latinx
83 MSWL
155 AskAgent
10 Queries
178 Tips

I'll be offended if I don't get a queer romcom in my box when I reopen.

Even more so if it's best friends to lovers!!!

#MSWL

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
755 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

I will add if any of these tweets strike your fancy and you do graphic novels, they apply there. Want to give me a Spice Girls friendship breakup book in graphic novels? Hell yes. Want to give me Anne and Gilbert in a graphic novel? Hell yes. #MSWL

Natascha Morris
@SoCalledYALife
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Tobias Literary Agency, representing kidlit. Query me at QueryManager.com/natascha For Editorial Peeps, see website!
755 MSWL
31 AskAgent
194 Queries
46 Tips

And also a friendship break book that also happens to be set in the 90s, and their friendship might be ending because the Spice Girls broke up. But you know... #MSWL #MG

Ann Leslie Tuttle
@AnnLeslieTuttle
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @DGandBTweets ; specializing in romance/women’s fiction/Southern Gothics and Middle Grade. Former editor.
28 MSWL

#MSWL. And, especially during today’s #PitMad, I am seeking stories that resonate with hope. A beach read is always welcome as are stories involving motherhood, parenting and female friendships.

Tara Gilbert 👻✨🔮
@Literary_Tara
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent @jdlitagency | 🌈she/they | ✨Magic | Gemini/Cancer ☼ Pisces ☽ Capricorn ↑
213 MSWL
33 AskAgent
25 Tips

Lastly, my #1 #mswl is a YA or adult queer VICIOUS. I love the dynamic between Eli and Victor, and it doesn't have to be SFF, I just want that best-friends-turned-"I want to kill you" enemies with lots of sexual tension. To add to that, I love Killing Eve and need that as well.

Jackie Williams
@JackieYWilliams
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @KnightAgency | Write of Passage Mentor Cohort 5 | Newsletter: jackiewilliams.substack.com
2 MSWL

Wow. Just finished @BoysStateMovie and it's fantastic.

The friendships, power grabs, and how it's a microcosm of our current political climate is just so good.

Would love to see a contemporary YA that takes place at Girls State #mswl

youtu.be/E1Kh_T5ZBIM